Galatians 5:13
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New International Version
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

New Living Translation
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

English Standard Version
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Berean Study Bible
For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love.

Berean Literal Bible
For you brothers were called to freedom, but not the freedom for an opportunity to the flesh. Rather, serve one another through love.

New American Standard Bible
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

King James Bible
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you were called to be free, brothers; only don't use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.

International Standard Version
For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.

NET Bible
For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through love serve one another.

New Heart English Bible
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only do not use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you have been called to liberty, my brethren, only let not your liberty be an opportunity of the flesh, but you should be serving one another by love.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You were indeed called to be free, brothers and sisters. Don't turn this freedom into an excuse for your corrupt nature to express itself. Rather, serve each other through love.

New American Standard 1977
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another.

King James 2000 Bible
For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

American King James Version
For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

American Standard Version
For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you, brethren, have been called unto liberty: only make not liberty an occasion to the flesh, but by charity of the spirit serve one another.

Darby Bible Translation
For ye have been called to liberty, brethren; only [do] not [turn] liberty into an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

English Revised Version
For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another.

Webster's Bible Translation
For, brethren, ye have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Weymouth New Testament
You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love.

World English Bible
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.

Young's Literal Translation
For ye -- to freedom ye were called, brethren, only not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through the love serve ye one another,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:13-15 The gospel is a doctrine according to godliness, 1Ti 6:3, and is so far from giving the least countenance to sin, that it lays us under the strongest obligation to avoid and subdue it. The apostle urges that all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. If Christians, who should help one another, and rejoice one another, quarrel, what can be expected but that the God of love should deny his grace, that the Spirit of love should depart, and the evil spirit, who seeks their destruction, should prevail? Happy would it be, if Christians, instead of biting and devouring one another on account of different opinions, would set themselves against sin in themselves, and in the places where they live.
Study Bible
Freedom in Christ
12As for those who are agitating you, I wish they would proceed to emasculate themselves! 13For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love. 14The entire Law is fulfilled in a single decree: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”…
Cross References
John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

1 Corinthians 8:9
Be careful, however, that your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.

1 Corinthians 9:19
Though I am free of obligation to anyone, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.

2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Galatians 2:4
This issue arose because some false brothers were brought in under false pretenses to spy on our freedom in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.

Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.

Ephesians 5:21
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

1 Peter 2:16
Live in freedom, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
Treasury of Scripture

For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

ye.

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

Galatians 4:5-7,22-31 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach …

John 8:32-36 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…

Romans 6:18-22 Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness…

only.

1 Corinthians 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling …

1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, …

2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants …

Jude 1:4,10-12 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old …

but.

Galatians 5:14,22 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall …

Galatians 6:2 Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Mark 10:43-45 But so shall it not be among you: but whoever will be great among …

John 13:14,15 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also …

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support …

Romans 15:1,2 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, …

1 Corinthians 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant …

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves …

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more …

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

James 2:15-17 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food…

1 John 3:16-19 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

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